Can You Make Money at Bubblews? Review of My First Week

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What is Bubblews?

I'm sure many of you have heard about the site taking online writing by storm: Bubblews. Well, I finally checked it out. After only a day or two, I was hooked. Sound familiar? This nail-biting addiction also happened for me with HubPages about two years ago. It's not a bad thing or a passing thing, as I'm still here.

So what's so special about Bubblews? And why do I plan to bubble around there for a while? I'll give you some details about my first week's experience with writing at Bubblews.


Basics of Bubblews

Basically, posts on Bubblews consist of short interesting posts. Bubblers (yeah, you heard me; that's what we're called) are paid for writing their bubbles (that's right), plus for "like" clicks and comments on their posts.

Writers "connect" with each other, much like "followers" on HubPages. Instead of a "feed," bubblers generally write on each other's profile pages in order to tell them they have connected with them. Or they just might want to leave a personal message.


It's fun to be a bubbler!
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Benefits of Bubblews for Me

As I mentioned in "Ways to Get Creative Again," Bubblews is giving me an outlet for fun, creative posts. When I don't feel like writing a detailed article or one assigned by someone else with all its stipulations, I can post a quick bubble instead.

I think of it as longer Facebook statuses. Instead of spending time on Facebook, I often post things I'm thinking about on Bubblews--and get paid for it! After all, the post has to be only 400 characters (not words). Adding a photo, as with any article, is always helpful, too.

Did I mention that I am also running into other hubbers on Bubblews? It's fun. It's just another way for all of us to connect, network, and have a good time.


Thoughts on Bubblews

Have you heard of Bubblews?

  • Yes, I'm already signed up!
  • No, but I'm thinking about checking it out.
  • Yes, I've heard but am not interested.
  • Bubble what? Never heard and not interested.
  • Bubblews? On my way! See you there!
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Bubblews Stats for One Week

After one week, from a Sunday to the next Sunday, I posted only eleven bubbles. Many people post up to ten per day, which is the limit for a day. For my week of eleven posts, here were my stats:

  • 11 short posts
  • 130 plus followers
  • just over $10 income for the week

That seems like a good first week for me. Somehow my earnings jumped up to 13 bucks the day after my first week and then over 15 the next day. This is with posting just a short post or two per day, plus commenting on and liking some of my connections' posts.


Bottom Line?

With any online writing site, writers work hard to build portfolios as well as passive income. At Bubblews, many bubblers cash out for their $25 minimum after just a few days. I do see how quickly the cents and then dollars add up with my just spending a short amount of time per day on the site.

I'll be interested to see how well I do once I add more connections and create more bubbles. With only eleven posts, in just one week, I'm set to earn more in my first month than (especially with the latest drop in views and revenue) at a site I've been giving my sweat and tears for two years now.

I'm going with the flow now, enjoying the ride. Perhaps I'll give a full month's update. And I'll be interested to see where I am with this new, exciting writing site after two years.

If you decide to check out Bubblews, look up VickiLynn! I'll be over there bubbling around.

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© 2013 Vicki L Hodges

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Insane Mundane profile image

Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

Oh, great... Now you got to stop by and read my Bubble Hub, as well. Mine was more critical, though... :D


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hi, Insane. I sure will! :-)


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Hi Vicki

I signed up a while ago but I haven't done much ANYWHERE for quite some time now. But it is an easy site to publish on. Still finding my way around though.

I found you OK and connected, I am 'sugarmoon' named after the rose, just fancied something different Lol

Good luck


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I saw you, too, Rosemay, and am connected with you. I find the place refreshing. I don't know if I'll be there forever, but for now it's fun. And the money adds up fairly quickly, depending on the time you spend there.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thanks so much for this useful and informative hub her on Bubblews. It truly sounds very tempting to go and check it out, as you say pouring our blood, sweat and tears here and so much time spent to no avail it seems, other than the community here is great. Sounds like a lot of fun with the short posts and instant money and fast friends! Since I work ten hours away from my home each day during the week, this may just be what I was looking for, plus publishing my inspirational non-fiction poems and articles in Chicken Soup for the ____ Lover's Soul, where they pay automatically by pasting your word document into their on-line site into a certain category and if they accept your write, they pay you $200 for each poem or article they accept, and there is not commenting or anything just submit it and get paid!

Voted up +++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Awesome- just followed...or...connected with you there. Hoping to be fully functional soon!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

FaithReaper, it might be perfect for you since your time is limited. How did you get hooked up with the Chicken Soup books? that's cool, too. An online site? I may have to check it out! Thanks for the info. Look me up at Bubblews if you check it out!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

epbooks, I've connected with you and see that you've already written your first bubble. Cool!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very cool, Vicki! Maybe I'll give it a try after August as I slowly wean myself off of HP. :) Thanks for the info and great job!

Remember when you and I were rocking on HP with top scores? Seems a long time ago, back when writers were appreciated. :)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

mbrownauthor I don't have a ton of time, but I do enjoy it, too. See you there?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Bill, you're not going to wean yourself off HP completely, are you? You have contributed so much. You write so many hubs, too, and have so many followers. I'm going to continue to write a few hubs per month and keep up some old ties, but I've spend a lot of time on hubs, hoping things would get better. I'm not giving up but just slowing down. I'll always appreciate my "roots." What about you? Would love to see you at Bubblews, too. It's refreshing!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Awesome!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

We'll see, Vick!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yeah, I hear ya, Bill.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

From Karen Hellier's hub on it, a hubber here. I would put the link in here but don't want to get into trouble. Do you follow her?

Yes, it is actual publication and no commenting or anything. Plus if they pick your poem or article, you get 10 free copies of the book they publish it in to give to friends and family. Just five posts a week is a $1,000 a week, or 5 a month, which I need to help pay for medical lab bills piling up for having to continue to the cancer center to test my blood every so often, although the Lord healed me, but they have to do what they have to do.

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith Reaper, you're talking about Karen Heiler's hub on Chicken Soup? Yes, I believe I do follow her. I'll check it out. Thanks!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, that's her.

Who knows, it may or may not be right for you. Chicken Soul loves only non-fiction and very inspirational writes that make one cry just about.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I liked your bubble. I tried to comment, but I guess guests cannot comment? I watched the video, but may need to do so again. So, where is your profile on there exactly?


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

I think I have connected with you in Bubblews. I find it interesting too, but I don´t spend much time there. I just cut half of the time I´m spending here in HP and spend the other half time now bubbling. I´m thelme there if you want to read some of my bubbles. I think Bubblews is not online today because I could not see their website when I wanted to log in. Thanks for sharing.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I'm already over there, as you know, but I still like to read the reviews! I'm glad you're doing so well!

I like making shorter posts there. I have a list of article ideas, and when I determine if an article needs a lot of information, or just a little, that determines which site I want to write it on. It's nice to write on a site like that in between my posts here!

Have a wonderful day, and good luck with the increasing funds! I should write over there more, and see how fast I can make payout with some of my existing ideas.

~ Kathryn Stratford


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

Your hub is very informational and useful. I have been on Bubblews site but did not understand how to use it. Thanks for the video. I will return to the site and sign up. From what I saw, the bubs were very short. I am always looking for ways to supplement my retirement. Thanks so much for sharing. I will hook up with you soon. Voted up and useful and shared.


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Look forward to connecting with you on Bubblews Vicki. I joined at the end of July but am slowly feeling my way. It sure feels different there!


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Rosie writes 3 years ago from Virginia

Very interesting article Victoria. I will be checking this out today. Thanks for sharing and hope to connect with you there. :)


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

The information I had read previously about Bubblews was not very positive so I am glad you provided this hub chock full of information. It almost looks too good to be true. My biggest concern is that some people aren't getting paid by Bubblews. Something about breaking rules they didn't even know they were breaking? Please update us when you get paid from Bubblews. I want to know if things can go smoothly. It certainly sounds great with only 400 characters needed. I thought originally it was 400 words. And a $25 payout sounds good too. I have discovered WebAnswers this summer and am earning well on that. Are you a WebAnswers member? I wrote a hub about that. Thanks for the info. on Bubblews. So instead of keep on "hubbing", so you say keep on "bubbling"?!!!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith Reaper - I prefer nonfiction, so I'm going to wrack my brain to think about any tearjerkers from my life. that might be appropriate. Thanks for the tip!

On Bubblews, I don't know if guests can comments or not. Do a search for VickiLynn to find me!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, Thelma, I think we are connected. I'll doublecheck. It is frustrating that they go offline a lot. I know they did some updates, but I don't know what the problem was earlier. I was just able to get in. Have you been able to?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Kathryn, I like to read the reviews, too, to see how it works for people who have been there longer. I'm doing what you mentioned, too, keeping a list and deciding what site to write on based on how much info is needed. It's neat to have that option. I'm trying to do one or two posts per day, plus read, vote, and comment on ten or twenty other posts. The good thing is that it doesn't take long to read them. I'm going to try to write more over there when I have time. But at least the money is adding up. See you soon!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

ladydeonne, yes, look me up! It's easy to sign up, and I think that kind of site will fit in well with writing for your retirement, as the posts are very short. Check it out!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

sallybea--Yes, let's connect over there. Yes, it feels different, but different can be good!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Rosie writes Yeah, look up VickiLynn! Hope to see you there!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Karen, there are people who are talking about not getting paid, but there are others who say they are. Some say that those who are not should be patient, or there might be a glitch in the system, or maybe they did something wrong? I don't know. I can only know how I'm doing and the positive outcome others are having. I will do an update after I get paid, which I hope is soon. I think I joined WebAnswers about a year ago but didn't do anything with it. I need to read your hub on that. You're doing well with it, huh? I'll check it out! And, yes, it's keep on bubbling!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

I'm signing now as we speak. lol. Many writers from hubpages have mentioned this to me. As a matter of fact, they've even given me their referral number to join. I am glad that you are doing well over there. The cash payout is not that bad. I'll check it out. thank you


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LisaKoski 3 years ago from WA

I keep hearing about this site but haven't had much incentive to go check it out. I think it's mostly because I wasn't exactly sure what it was all about. You may have just convinced me to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Thanks for that report, Vicki. It sounds like an interesting site and I will see you there soon.


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Cagsil 3 years ago from USA or America

Thank you Victoria Lynn for sharing your experience on Bubblews. I've been contemplating on whether or not, I wanted to start doing anything over there. So far, I'm here and WIzzley, but much appreciated. :)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lovedoctor--Some people cash out in 2 days. I don't have enough time to spend to do that, but I'm content with the way mine is building. 17 bucks after 10 days! Look for me!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LisaKoski, I wasn't sure, either. I read a review by Mark Ewbie that convinced me. It's not hard to sign up and get started. Look me up if you try it!


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Lorne Hemmerling 3 years ago from Port Hope

Well.....I have been posting over there since June. The first redemption ($25.00) was very quick. I redeemed again about a month ago and no sign of a payout. I contacted support, but no reply. This happens quite a bit. I am connected to another bubbler who has redeemed 25 times and only received 19 payments. Apparently, if any of your posts break any of the rules, you will lose your entire payment for that period. BUT.....I did not break any rules, and STILL have not received the second payment (and I am close to the third redemption).


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

Thank you for this review. I'm also a member of Bubblews under the pen name janetwrites like here on HubPages. The problem with Bubblews is they often change their rules. Of course, they have their terms but apart from that they often find new things that are violations in their eyes. But they are not really explained in their terms. So you can slightly make mistakes you didn't think or know they were mistakes. The bad thing is they don't tell you what your mistakes are. They just don't pay you or delete your posts without notification. That happened to a lot of members including me. There are members who are paid regularly but others aren't. The first time I received my payment within the estimated time but with my second redemption this is not the case. I sent an e-mail to the support but haven't received an answer yet. Bubblews is a great site but ...


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

Well, now I am not so sure about Bubblews. That stinks to get your hopes up about a payment only to never actually see it?! I'm not so sure I want to write for them and have to deal with that.


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Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I crossed $25 and requested payment. It's been 1 week and I still have not got it. I would be submitting content there only after I get the 1st payment.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

I agree Vicki.

The payback is quicker and with just 400 characters...it is like writing your facebook status's...lol

I am also a bubbler. Will find ya on that site since always better to get more friends on a lonely island :)


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Lorne Hemmerling 3 years ago from Port Hope

https://www.facebook.com/Bubblews

Official facebook page. Very good, very bad reviews.


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MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

I am amused to read the recent experiences of writers about Bubblews. Din't er taken in. I have been with Bubblews for 5 months and left the site. It pays selectively. You will find that half the writers joining the site and going ga ga over the site wont be paid. I was paid just once and 4 redemption $100+ were not paid. There customer service is a big zero. THEY NEVER reply. So be cautious. !


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WannaB Writer 3 years ago from Templeton, CA

As you know, I Bubble, too, and so far I'm finding it a very profitable addiction.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hope so, xstatic. It's fun, anyway!


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Thank you, Vicki...I am heartened to see so many friends/ hubbers that I trust on the site and I am having some much needed, light hearted fun, seemingly making a few bucks, without being penalized as an inferior writer.

I must say the current climate has been quite demoralizing at HP. I treasure the contacts I have made and see many friends taking their talents elsewhere.

I value the feedback of those who have had problems with Bubblews and we will hopefully learn to avoid the pitfalls as we go/ as they improve their site.

Thank you for taking this initiative, Vicki. See you on both camps!


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Sharkye11 3 years ago from Oklahoma

I'm having a blast over on Bubblews too. Like you, I use it as a break from long, detailed articles. I like that I can post humor there, too. And it is a great place to pick up ideas for articles too!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thanks for the detailed overview! This is the most comprehensive review I've seen yet, and I think you've sold me on it. I'm always looking for ways to add to my current freelance income. This seems like a great bet. I'll let you know if I sign up. Thanks, Vicki!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Cagsil, I have written at Wizzley, too, but I don't spend much time there. Bubblews is much more fun! If you head that way, look me up!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lorne--You lose your whole payment for breaking a rule! There don't seem to be that many rules, only the ones listed on the bank page, right? Like too short posts, copying stuff, using links, etc . . . . Right?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

janetwrites--I'm waiting to see what happens. I have heard mixed reviews. I think we're connected over there.

Karen Hellier--A lot of people are happy over there with how they are getting paid, so I don't know what the deal is. I'm just going to try it and see how it goes.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Anamika--Have you asked other bubblers how long it takes to get paid? It may be much more than a week. At HubPages, we don't get paid right away either. At least it's always at the same time, but it's a month behind. Let us know if and when you get paid!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Good to be connected to you Victoria. I don't have much time these days for online activities, but still going with the flow, although in slow motion. Learning all the way :) I wish you the best of luck in there....


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Thank you Vicki, I am trying out bubblers, still learning the ropes. We are connected, thank you....This is my first to write for money, it's fun!


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

I never heard of it. I think I am going to try it.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Ruchira, have you hit payout yet? Yes, it is like FB statuses. I think I connected with you. Look on your profile page. I meant to. I'm VickiLynn on there. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, some of both. Thanks for the info, Lorne!


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

Okay, I did it. I clicked on the link above, joined Bubblews and wrote my first Bubble. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for this great hub that encouraged me to start!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MG Singh--They never paid you the rest? Did they say why?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Me, too, WannaB Writer!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Aha, I'm reading you here, there, everywhere.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Well, Maria, I'm glad you're having fun on Bubblews. So am I! And you are NOT an inferior writer. Yes, I agree about HP. It's sad to see people come and go, but sometimes we have to spread our wings. LOL. Bubblews, at least for now, is refreshing. We will see what happens with the problems as we go through it ourselves. Hopefully, we won't have a problem, but we'll see. And yes, I will see you around here and there!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Vicki, I started to sign up, but they give format choices, blog, casual & two others. I was not sure which to choose. What format do you have? Guess which one I read first...


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

xstatic, I'm glad I just saw this comment in my feed. I chose casual, but someone said go with informer. It's a much better format on your page, showing all your posts much better. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sharkye11--Everything you said, I totally agree! Exactly!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

random--Mark Ewbie wrote a good review, too. You might like this. It's refreshing and doesn't take as much time. Beware, though! It can be addictive. Yeah, let me know if you sign up, Rose!


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Rosie writes 3 years ago from Virginia

I'm a member now and liking the Bubblews! I've made $2.13 today so far and it looks like they start you off with $1. I've made 8 posts and it is fun! It is important to read the rules because it does state that they will not pay you if they are not followed. Hope it is that simple. Thanks again for sharing Victoria.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I wish I had learned of this sooner.


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MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

dear Lynn, as I have written they have no customer service.10 emails of my were not answered. Most of the writers commenting on your post won't be paid and they wont get a reply as to why they are not paid. I have surveyed the site and find nearly 40% of the writers are not paid. Its sad but a fact.


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younghopes 3 years ago from India

Its just wonderful, i just got my first redemption cleared and it feels good, even i wrote a review about the site, and appears lots of hubbers are reviewing the site, its good to spend your time for sure


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

There are more rules than the one you see at your bank. You will find them at the very bottom of Bubblew's website as "Terms of use". But apart from that they add new inofficial rules and updates from time to time which they will write at the following sites +BubblewsSupport1 and +BubblewsSupport2. They are a little bit overstrained with so many members and a lot of spammers. Yes, many writers are not paid but for different reasons we don't know.


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Lorne Hemmerling 3 years ago from Port Hope

Sorry Victoria, but I agree with MG Singh and janetwrites. I was very excited to see the payout stacking up quickly and thought all the reports of non-payments were bogus, after the first redemption coming through so quickly. I was even commenting to others who were bubbling about the unpaid redemptions to be patient. I feel the team running the site are overwhelmed, they simply cannot keep up.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MartieCoester--Good to see you. I often feel I'm in slow motion, too!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Thanks, Vicki! This has been an interesting series of comments.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

always exploring - Let's have fun and just take it as it comes.

Monis Mas - Join us!


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Lorne Hemmerling 3 years ago from Port Hope

You are right. I did not get into posting my work online to make money, I did it to get it out to the world. If it's here or on another site, what does it matter, as long as I am reaching others. Damn the torpedoes......


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Karen--Way to go! I hope it works out well for you and me both. I've looked for your over there. Are you under a different name? If you see this, let me know. I'm sure we will find each other eventually.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Vicki, I am enjoying it there too. Thing is the site is still new...guess we'll have to wait and see!


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

Yes, I am under CouponLady on Bubblews. I wasn't sure about using my own name on it. I asked that question on WebAnswers and they suggested I get a code name? Thanks for your encouragement. I hope I get paid. I am writing shorter pieces there than I am here at HubPages which works out fine for me. They take less time and thought and I often have ideas that pop into my head that I think I should write a hub about, but decide not to because I can't think of 1,000 or 1,200 words to write on that topic. But I can certainly get those thoughts into 400 characters...more really. Now when those same ideas pop into my head, I have a new format for them at Bubblews.


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Gypsy48 3 years ago

Good review of Bubblews, I will have o check it out.


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

I have joined Bubblews few days ago, and making some money. I hope as the number of posts increases, I will make more money. Let us see what happens.

Shared this well written and informative Hub.


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WannaB Writer 3 years ago from Templeton, CA

@jainismus The more quality posts you have, the faster your earnings will grow, provided you interact in the community regularly. The interaction is as important as the writing.


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Thank you for the information. I will check it out too. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I know what you mean, Vinaya! It's fun, huh?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yeah, Rosie, I noticed that $1 start, too! Makes it take off fast! We'll see how it goes, huh?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

It's never too late, Mhatter! You might check it out!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MG Singh--40%? How did you find that out? Some have broken the rules, I'm sure, but I don't know about everybody. I am willing to give it a chance to see personally. Are you still there?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

janetwrites, I found the BubblewsSupport places. I'll look at those more. I looked at some. Looks like they are so busy reviewing accounts, spammers, etc . . . I looked at a lot of the messages from bubblers, too. Some are complaining after 4 days, or even a week, after submitting for a redemption. Who gets paid like that? I don't think they should expect it to be immediate. Cutting down the number of messages that are sent would help the staff, I'm sure. I can see waiting a month and not hearing anything . . . .


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

That is all those who complain who don't know anything yet. Here is a bubble from one of our own who thought that they didn't get paid either: http://www.bubblews.com/news/953776-bubblews-back-...


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Maybe they'll get the system going smoother, Lorne! We can hope! I'm going to enjoy bubbling in the meantime!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, it has xstatic! I still haven't seen you over at Bubblews but hope to1


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Well, Lorne, I do need to make something at it, but I like Bubblews, too, because I feel it helps my mind with brainstorming about writing topics. I feel more creative there. Just try to dodge the torpedoes. Good idea!


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Victoria,

Thanks for the great review of Bubblews and the video. I will definitely have to check this out and sign up since my Hubpages earnings make me cry considering all of the time and effort I have put into HP over the past two plus years. Voted up and sharing.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yo, Bubble-Vee....Bubble-Effer here. I may have to beg you for some help.....yes, little Miss Tech-Duh, has some questions about navigating on the Bubblews Highway. So, I'll private email you some of my issues and maybe, (if you have time)...you can help this old lady!! Love ya, gf!

BTW...I agree with your Hub 100%!!!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Okay, I just signed up, will read some of yours and think of something to write. Am JamesHxstatic there.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hiya, yes its great isn't it? I love it because if I want to rant i can rant! lol! but I do like writing proper stuff too, even if its only short, nell


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

This is incredible! I haven't been freelance writing for a really long time. But I don't think I've ever seen a platform that's just gonna make money by people TALKING ABOUT IT!!

People in the platform talk about it all over the platform.

People outside of the platform are talking about it too!

This Bubblews bubbling is a phenomenon!!

Bubbles blowing everywhere!!

*Hi Ms. Lynn. I found your HUBPages link at Bubblews. But I recognized your name anyway cause we network via Facebook.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

midget--I understand that it has been there for a year and a half, so that's not too bad. Are we connected over there?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Karen, that's what I do--post shorter things on Bubblews. If I feel I have a full-length article, I'll save that for HubPages.

Gypsy48--Do! Hope you like it!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

The fact that other writers can write on your wall to inform you that they have connected with you already sounds like people will definitely be hooked to this site more than on hubpages. Bubblews? On my way, see ya! Lol. The site is under maintenance now, but will check it out soon. thanks for sharing your experience.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

jainismus--All we can do is wait and see. Thanks for sharing the hub!

WannaBWriter Exactly!

ignugent17--Yes, check it out! :-) Look for VickiLynn!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Hopefully I get paid soon--sigh----


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lady Guinevere--Thanks for sharing that! I just read it!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Paul Kuehn--I've been crying about my HP earnings too after all the effort I've put here, too. It's very disheartening!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I have been seeing some Bubblews floating around. I will check it out. And yes, I will sure look for you if I decide to join. My problem is the ability to be concise. Once I get started, I just go on and on. I write for a few "content mills" that pay by the word and my clients are always getting "free words."


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hey, Bubble-Effer! Sure, send me any questions you have. Let's just hope I can answer them. :-) I'll see you bubbling around!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

xstatic--I think getting ideas becomes easier with time . . . . Have fun!

Nell Rose--Yes, it's nice to write about whatever we want!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

cmoneyspinner--I know. It's kind of exciting, huh? I believe we are now connected on Bubblews!


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

I just want to update my status concerning my last redemption. Bubblew's support answered to my e-mail. They will review my account and I should patiently wait and let them do their job.

They are very busy working on all issues night and day.


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seanorjohn 3 years ago

Thanks Victoria, I will check Bubblews out. Sounds interesting. Voted up and useful.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lovedoctor--It is very social. Hope to see you there!

Audrey--Let us know when you get paid. How long has it been?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Rebecca--I have the opposite problem. I'm having trouble getting the length in these days, so posting at Bubblews is perfect for me right now. :-) Hope you enjoy it over there. Look me up!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

janetwrites--Yeah, I've heard that are just bombarded. I hope you get your redemption soon!


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

Victoria Lynn - Yes we are connected on Bubblews. You're doing great there! I'm moving very slowly but it's coming along. Sorry. The last time I was here, I forgot to hit the Thumbs Up button. Did this time! :)


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

My first redemption. I have only been writing there since Aug. 1st 2013

http://www.bubblews.com/news/964652-my-first-redem...


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Well, I just posted my first, fairly short effort under Art there, so I am off.


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Scribenet 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

It is great for just writing...don't have to worry about length, neatly fitting it into a category or subject matter. Like Improv...fun.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Victoria, well said there friend. I've already joined, no payout yet. I've worked to hard to jump ship at Hubpages, but I like having somewhere to post my links back here. The potential is high there though, especially with the paid sharing. Well worth looking into as you said. Voted up, useful, interesting, and shared.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

seanorjohn--If you do, look up me, VickiLynn! Thanks for the comments!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

cmoneyspinner1tf--I saw that we are connected. I haven't worked really fast, but fast enough. Thanks for hitting "thumbs up." I'll see you more around there, I'm sure!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lady Gunevere I just read your post on Bubblews. Great for you! I have been notified, too. I hope all our redemptions from this point on go as smoothly!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You go, xstatic. I think I responded on your first!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Scribenet - I agree! Totally fun and creative!


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

Must take another look at that site. I had a quick look, but your hub makes me think it is worth another look. It certainly sounds like a quicker way to make money. Thanks for the information.


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

Me to0 Vicki. I must pass something along that is being thought of about BUBBLEws.

Everyone who thinks that BUBBLEws only pays $25.00 is mislead. YOu can make lots more than that. It grows. It is only the minimum of a payout, not the ONLY payout. It is residual income, not a single time income.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

thelyricwriter - glad you're there! Are we connected?

tebo-Yeah, check it out. I bypassed the site a few months ago, but the more I heard, I just had to check it out.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lady G--I've noticed that too. I'm already making passive income when I'm away from Bubblews. I'm hoping that will grow!


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

I like it because it doesn't have to be long and it doesn't have to have videos or be green or have lots of pictures or any amazon or other vendor boxes. We don't get censored either....not like here.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I know, Lady G! It's so refreshing!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

YO vee! another question.....Is there a special link or address to click onto Bubblews, without going immediately to the Introduction...with the robotic stickmen on the conveyor belt? I get tired of stopping and skipping it!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

fpherj48, I feel exactly the same as you about that horrid little robotic man on Bubblews. I too get tired of stopping him in his tracks.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Effer ad sallybea--You girls are funny! Yeah, that video gets old after the 25th time, huh? :-) My Bubblews icon has been coming up as a frequently visited site on Internet Explorer for me. I just click on it, and it goes to my bank/stats page. I think that, with whatever browser you're using, put Bubblews on whatever page you want to start on (stats page or profile page, for instance) and add it to your favorites or bookmark it, whatever your browser's options are. Then you'll bypass the robotic stickmen, I believe. Try it!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Hooray, that sounds like a great idea, thank you VictoriaLynn


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Thanks....I'm beginning to have nightmares about ATTACKING STICK MEN.......I was going to write Mark Ewbie and ask him what kills those darn little guys!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You're welcome, gals! I think that will work. Effer--DO contact Ewbie. That would be so funny. He could write about it with his own stick guys!


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anglnwu 3 years ago

I've seen bubblews floating around too and I just got to read your article. I'm going to check out yours and maybe, join? Thanks for sharing.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

anglnwu--Yeah, go for it. Look me up!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Update: I was just paid my first redemption (payment)! It went smoothly! Hope it always does!


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

Congrats, Victoria! My first redemption also went smoothly but I'm still waiting for my second. I hope I will get it soon.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

janetwrites--Thanks! Have you been waiting long?


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Pamela Mae Oliver 3 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the information! Hope to see you there!


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Pamela Mae Oliver 3 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the information! Hope to see you there!


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

How long did it take before you reached your first payout? And how long once you requested the payout did you get it?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yes, look for me Pamela!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Karen, it was about 10 days before I redeemed. It was on a Friday. That Sunday I received confirmation that I would receive my payment in 3 or 4 days. On Wednesday (today), it has cleared in my Paypal account. So it all went very smoothly!


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MagKaye 3 years ago

I have joined up but have been very slack. between writing on here and a Facebook page which I admin, I have run out of time.

I know, I could spend more time on there though. I actually keep forgetting to go over and add something!

I like it because you can post short bursts, but what I don't like is the drivvel that some people post, and for which they still get likes! Some seriously bad 'writing' appears on there, and those people actually make money from their 'fluff'.

I can't bring myself to post about cute doggies and whatnot.

Thanks for this article. I need to go and add more. Sigh...


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compu-smart 3 years ago from London UK

I have never heard of Bubbles before, so it's good to know about it from your first hand experience, also, I like the ides of writing shorter articles.

PS. I liked your Naked Ladies read!!:)


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viryabo 3 years ago

Thank you for this article Victoria.

After much speculation and such, your hub finally convinced me, so i just joined using your link above.

I'm using a different name over there and I have a feeling i may like it at Bubblews.

Blessings.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MagKaye--I have limited time over there, too. I love writing the short pots, but I don't like the drivel either. I haven written about my cute dog (LOL), but I try to have a point to it! We need to connect over there. Do you have the same name?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

compu-smart--I like the shorter articles, too. I'm glad you liked my post about Naked Ladies. LOL!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

viryabo--Good. Thanks for joining under my link. I hope you like it there. Look for VickiLynn!


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Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

I wrote my first "bubble" yesterday, posted it on Facebook and Twitter, and almost immediately made $1.47. I was amazed. I love the interface of Hub Pages and the camaraderie, but money is money I guess.

One question I have for you is how to you post your images on Bubblews? I uploaded one with my article but it didn't show up with it. What do you think I did wrong?

Enjoyed your hub. Nice work!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Mel Carriere--Very cool! I know that I've had glitches before with uploading a photo. I would try it again. You just uploaded a saved one on your computer on the place where you were writing your post, right?


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

You have to make the photos less than 1 mg. Go into you photo editor and resize it to smaller.


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Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

Okay, I'll try to make sure I'm doing that. I'm used to the Hub Pages user friendly interface, I guess. One of the bones they throw you around here to keep you from getting too upset because you're not being paid.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks for answering that Lady G, for Mel!


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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

Yes, I'm at Bubblews to stay, for the reasons you stated; you can flow freely with your writing without any hindrance. I enjoy it there, bottom line. I have also approached it the way you do; it's like posting to Facebook, but instead I get paid for it. I mean, all of us have at least ten thoughts during the day: Why not post them to Bubblews, share them with people and get paid for what you contribute to the site? I also like the very basic format; just a simple blog. I like putting together a more involved web article too, but sometimes I just want to blog.

Nice review, all very true.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nate--You explained it all very well! It is sort of like blogging, without having to keep up with your own personal blog!


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

Victoria, sorry for my late reply but I had no Internet access for about two days. It took about 6 days until my payment was cleared. Now I'm waiting and waiting for my second one.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

janetwrites--No internet for 2 days! Wow, that must have been tough. :-) Let me know when you get paid. Hope it is soon!


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Majidsiko 3 years ago from Kenya

Made one bubble and got $1 in a few hours.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Majidsiko--Sometimes it adds up really quickly!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Sometimes slowly too. I have posted six and have about $4 & change in my "bank."


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

xstatic--It builds and seems to go faster with time. I've gained 2 bucks this weekend doing nothing. I was curious to see about passive income. It's adding up!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Good to hear Vicki!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

xtatic--Well, it's better than any other online site right now. I hope to see you there more!


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Marsha Musselman1 3 years ago from Michigan, USA

Hi VickiLynn, I found your hubs here from another hubber/bubbler's comments on a friends profile page and thought I'd check you out. I will connect with you there.

I only began writing hubs mid May, I think and so far made $1.90 last month and am up to $1.72 this month, so what I can make with bubblews is so much better even though it's slower than some because I work two jobs, seven days a week. I have off two days from each, but not the same two days.

I don't have time to do all the following on both sites, so am taking a bit of a break from here for a bit until I get that going better.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Marsha--Wow, you're busy! Yeah, things are pretty slow here right now. I actually made over $2 this weekend on Bubblews without writing there. I was just testing it. So passive income is even possible. :-) Maybe I'll see you some there!


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Teresa Schultz 3 years ago from East London, in South Africa

I hit the redemption button for the first time on Bubblews yesterday. I hope the site lasts long into the future. I fear that it won't if they don't make some changes to it / the rules. If they don't do anything to ensure the site lasts long into the future, it's still at least worth it to stick around there, making money easily, until such time that the site no longer exists. I make sure to save all my content, so that I can use it elsewhere if anything goes wrong with the site in the future - and with that in mind, I mostly try to write longer posts on Bubblews (not just their 400 characters minimum.)


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Just a reminder to Hubbers: I wouldn't link back to HP from your Bubble. I don't think that is permissable. Also, I see some folks fail to attribute their photos. Those folks are very strict about their rules, and they say they will NOT pay if you break any rules. Too bad they are not more specific about their rules, though. I just hope I'm following the rules!


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

You can link to your other articles on any site, just not your referral link. I wrote a bubble about Redemptions that clears up some of why they don't get paid. Some do not fill ou the form completely and I also see lots of other rules that are violated. There is one who said that he didn't get paid because his country didn't have a way to get him the money. That may just a small part of it but if you read his articles, they are broken english and that is one of the rules that he violated, but he can't see that.

I take my own pictures and use them, that way I don't have any photo credit violations. It's just easier that way.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Teresa, I hope they last, too. It's fun and easy to make money. I need to copy and paste my bubbles into Word to save them, too. Thanks for the input!


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Teresa Schultz 3 years ago from East London, in South Africa

You're welcome. The place is terribly addictive and I was upset when I couldn't access the site for a few hours last night - but it's there again for me this morning :) I redeemed for the first time a day and a half ago, but have yet to receive the money into my PayPal account - am supposed to not be concerned for 72 hours though, and am only half way through that, so am just trying to be patient - and hopeful.


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

My first redemption too almost 2 weeks. Check you bank to see how and when they hold incoming money to your account. Paypal will hold too. It's not always the sender. 72 hours is 3 days and you money will not register until after 2 the next business day.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Turns out this will be an "evergreen" Vicki! I am glad to hear that not all writers there can redeem as fast as you did, since I am starting slowly.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Mary and Lady G--I have been confused about whether or not we should link to HP or not. Are you sure we can, Lady G?

I do credit my photos. Learned that at good ole HubPages. :-)


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Victoria,

I noticed they require that one's email to be public, and I saw where lovedoctor, had commented that she had received unwanted contacts outside of Bubblews, so I would not want that hassle, however, I am not single and young like Marlene (lovedoctor) is : ), and they do require one's age to be public, so it does seem it may be a social site that promotes contacting those who join outside the community. Have you had any issues as to that aspect. Also, I saw a place where it said "website" and I thought that meant we could put our HP profile page there. I have seen some hubbers place their Bubblews address on their profile here. So, just wondering of your thoughts on all of this.

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yeah, Teresa, like Lady G said, it sometimes take longer. Don't despair! Let us know when you get it!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

It can all be very confusing. I don't see where emails are showing but I'm sure that is just me missing where it is.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

xstatic---You may be right about the evergreen thing. Cool! Yeah, I think it varies with what people are able to do time-wise.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith Reaper--The email is public? I hadn't noticed, I guess. I haven't had issues or heard of people having issues. I have noticed that a lot of people put 99 for their age. Why do they even ask for the age? Maybe I'll change mine to 99! Or 00! LOL. I did put my HP address for website since I have so many articles here. I've seen a lot of other hubbers do that, too. Some people put their blogs. Anyway, that's my three cents worth. LOL


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

LOL, well, yes, I am assuming as it is required when one signs up and it is located in the public part, as is one's age LOL, when the other information is in the private part, i.e., home address, so I was wondering why the email is made public, lending it to more of a social thing, but maybe it is required and it doesn't show up, but I see your email when I click on your page? Just wondering as here on HP, to be contacted by email, one has to go through email and such and then one does not have to respond if unwanted? I just remember lovedoctor stating she received unwanted contact via email from Bubblews as it is so easy to do so, as it is there for the world to view, unless I am really off base here? LOL and that could very well be the case!

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yeah, I don't see the emails showing, either. Maybe lovedoctor was contacted through her HP messages? Did she put her HP url on there? But I don't see an email address on the profile. I think that would be going too far. I think we probably just had to give it to sign up, as many sites require. Let me know if you guys find where it could be?


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hmm, well maybe it changed as when I clicked on your other Bubblews article on the other HP article and clicked your profile just to see what all it entailed, I saw your real full name and email address and age. I will double-check on via your other HP hub where you provided a link to one of your articles there? Hopefully, if it was, they changed that due to problems of such sort. That is why I did not sign up yet for I do not want my email out there for the whole world.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi Faith, You don't have to connect with everyone who tries to connect with you. As far as email and age, just go to settings and place a check next to your email and save it so it doesn't show up on your page. For age, I entered 99 just to be funny and I had this one guy leave me a comment saying why is your age 99 on your profile and your picture looks much younger.. Well, if I was 99, I would be dead right? I've only written one bubble, now here is what's interesting... My article, which I wrote a few days ago has been shared around 210 times on twitter and other social media. As of yesterday, I made $1.25. That's more than I've made here on hubpages in the last two years. lol. I am very selective as far as to who I add on my page. For instance, here on hubpages, I have my settings very private. No guests or people outside hubpages can leave me comments. I get tons of views regardless.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Okay, I just checked, and it is your HP address not your email address that shows up, so when I went to sign up if was asking for email under the same section, and I could be wrong, but I feel better now : ) sorry for he confusion! Thank you for your patience. These articles are keeping you hopping for sure

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Marlene (lovedoctor), sorry to include you in my confusion. I think I am straight now. LOL I know you understand why I am so concerned with such privacy issues, all too well! Oh, you are one of the 99 ones LOL, that is too cute, you can write a funny hub there about why I look 30 when I am really 99! LOL Well, there are some I have known to actually live to be 105, maybe that is what I will put ...kidding. Wow, that is amazing! I know, for the first year, I did not sign up to make money here, and then I just did, I think in May of this year, but ... : ) so do not know why I even bothered, and probably should just turn ads off here on HP? Yes, views is what matter most here, and I understand about why such precautions, as that is what I am most concerned with too. Thanks Marlene and I apologize Victoria for invading this space here : )

Hugs to all, Faith Reaper


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DzyMsLizzy 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

Great review--I've seen a few remarks about that site in the forums, but I'm not sure I'll check it out myself.

I appreciate your description, but I already have a bit too much on my plate with hubby's health issues.

I will hop over and have a look-see, and who knows--one day, I may join up. But for now...I have too much already invested here, and as I said, can't afford to take on more writing at this point.

Voted up, interesting and useful.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi Victoria, Sorry to invade your space here. lol. This is for my sweet friend Faith.

Hi Faith, How are you? That is fine. Yep, I am one of the 99 ones. That is too funny Faith. why I look 30 when I am 99.. I added vinaya and he has 99 for his age too. Are you on Bubbles? I am FloridaBeachLover, add me there.I was thinking of writing a recipe for a Bloody Mary. I have to go back and read their policy as far as to what I can write. lol The only reason why I can't make money on here is because my Google adsense account was closed for invalid clicks. I used to get tons of hits for another site that I blogged for and what I think happened was that someone click bombed my page and that is how my account got closed and they never reinstated it even though I was very persistent about it. There are various ways to make money here on hubpages, but they still ask you for your adsense during the registration process & you can't open a new account if your previous one was closed. I don't want any problems.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi sweet Marlene (lovedoctor),

I am fine sweetie. LOL thanks for clarifying. I am signed up here to earn money on HP, but when I initially signed up over 17 months ago, I was not here to make money but to just share a message, and I know you know what message I attempt to share : ) but then I thought, well, since I am on here so much maybe I should sign up to earn, and I did in May this year, but .... : ) LOL Plus the ads they place on here do not match up with what the hub is about and some are horrid! So, I just may disabled my ads as there just is no point that I have seen as far as attempting to earn any money here. Every now and then, Google will place an appropriate ad to go with the hub here, but it is rare. I love your bubble name : ) If I do, I will add you there. I do love the HP community, they are the best!

Have a lovely evening.

Hugs, Faith Reaper


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Here I go; chiming in....I read in a tutorial, they ask your age because you have to be over 18 to write on the site. My age there is 99 also. Your email address is not public, but Bubblews needs it for their records on your account, like notifying you when money is sent to you, etc. I have no objection to being 99.

Faith, you would love it over there. Come on in: the water is fine! I'm Mary615 there, too.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Lol, Mary,

I am glad you did so .... yes, I do remember reading about being the age of 18 ...lol well, they will sure have a lot of 99 year olds over there : ) when I glanced I must have seen the HP website address and thought it was the email, but one does have to give the email, and I was just concerned with privacy issues and identity theft with the age, etc., as Marlene and I both have had issues before in the past with unwanted contacts. LOL I have no objection to being 99 either, so I may join and we will be the most active 99 year old bubblers around : ) Okay, I may just do that. I feel like I can just be really creative there and have a lot of creative ideas and fun ideas to write that will not make it here, so it would be refreshing to write whatever and have fun doing so. And a little bit extra will help with those medical bills piling up maybe.

Thanks for the insight. Forgive me, Victoria.

Hugs and love to you dear Mary,

Faith Reaper


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith--All I ever had on mine was the url to HubPages.

lovedoctor--That's cool that your bubble was shared so many times!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Okay, cool Faith. We figured that out. LOL. Yes, this is my most popular hub on HubPages. LOL


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

No problem, Faith. We have to figure these things out, right??? :-) Why would you turn off ads on HP, though? Curious. :-)


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Victoria,

Well, as far as the ads, they are actually taking away from the writing and do not seem to be making any difference as far as making any money, so I should have never signed up after a year and several months of not being signed up to earn, as it seemed my score has dropped so much, and I did not write here to earn in the first place, so that doesn't really doesn't matter really either. I just do not see any benefit of the ads on hubs when Google doesn't take the time to match it up correctly with the subject matter of the hub. Sometimes they get it right, but they are so distracting and take away from the actual hub. Well, it just seems that way. I may be having a frustrating day. LOL


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

DzyMissLizzy--Sorry to hear about your hubby. You've got your hands full, I'm sure. Bubblews is a place you can pop in an out of, but it is kind of addictive. Maybe one day, huh? Thanks for reading!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lovedoctor--I've heard that it's nearly impossible to re-open a Google AdSense account once it's closed. I don't think that's fair, particularly when it's beyond your control!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I get more from HP ads than Google, but I'm only about 5 bucks away from a Google payout--after over 2 years, LOL!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

No apologies necessary, Faith Reaper. I'm enjoying the exchanges between you gals. Yeah, come on in, as Mary says, the water's fine!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

What a great string of commentary here.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I am there now, and just trying to learn my way around. I may read and explore before writing something. I can already tell how much fun and creative one can be there without a doubt! So, if I wanted to connect with FloridaBeachLover up there (lovedoctor), do I just do a search Need to watch your video again. LOL

Hugs, Faith Reaper


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Faith, I tried looking for you, but didn't find your account. http://www.bubblews.com/account/65253-floridabeach...


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith--So you don't have ads on your hubs at all? That's too bad, as you could be getting some kind of financial benefit for your views. Yeah, I agree, that the ads don't always match.

I know, xstatic! Some great discussion!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, I have them on all of my hubs but to no avail .... is why I am thinking of disabling them. No financial benefit as of yet : )


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Faith--Glad you're there! Yeah, just do a search for her name!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Look for me, too, lovedoctor! LOL


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I guess I will leave the ads, but ... See all over there : ) Hugs


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Okay, sounds good. what is your name on bubbles so we can connect? lol


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I'm VickiLynn, lovedoctor. I think I might have connected with your beach name!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi Vicky, just connected with you earlier. left you a reply comment on my page for ketchup article. lol. I connected with faith too. It took me a while to find her there are several writers with her same name


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Vicki I meant


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Awesome, lovedoctor! Oh, yeah, the ketchup article was great!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

I am sorry, I have not been to Bubblews this day, but I will connect with you sweetie, plus I want to read all about ketchup! : ) It better be Heinz ... hehehe

Hmmm that is interesting a lot have stolen my name! LOL I had to put the names together, so it is FaithReaper there.

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs to all and thanks Victoria for all of your informative hub.

Faith Reaper


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You're welcome, Faith. Have a great weekend!


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

Hi Victoria

I signed up! Kashmir56 told me and it's awesome! I earned $1 for signing up I think Lol. I will be posting soon, as SGFR SEE u there, can't wait to be bubbling :) =)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

schoolgirlforreal--I see Kashmir56 over there quite often. Yes, they give you a dollar to start with, so that's cool. Perhaps I'll see you there!


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

I just started and I'm addicted!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Look me up there LisaMarie! I'm VickiLynn on Bubblews!


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

It seems the site is down, is the normal?


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Victoria, I had written a very interesting bubble & rather than do it on word like I usually do, I just typed it without saving it. When I clicked submit, it said that site was under undergoing maintenance. Well so much for that, I guess I won't be writing a bubble after all.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

LisaMarie--The site goes down for maintenance (or overloading) off and on. I hope that is something they will improve on.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

lovedoctor--I hate when that happens! Happened to me, too. From now on, I copy what I write in case I have to re-insert it. I hate re-writing stuff! Ugh!


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Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

Who is the idiot up above, that calls their self "J," with the shameless self-promo?

@Victoria Lynn - If you don't delete that person's comment, can I spam your comment field, too? I could add hundreds and hundreds of links to this post, as well. Actually, there are literally thousands and thousands of redemption posts at Bubblews.com. LOL!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

This has been a great hub for you and Bubblews too. I have redeemed three times now in just over a month, and it is a lot of fun as well.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I don't know, Insane Mundane. You're absolutely. right. :-)


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

VictoriaLynn,

I, too, am on Bubblews having recently joined. Yes, the money adds up faster on Bubblews if post multiple bubbles every day and build up a good number of connections. Voted up and sharing with followers.


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unknown spy 3 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi vicky. I just redeemed again, 2 weeks ago I think around 40+ dollars. But until now I havent paid yet..


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

xstatic Yes, this hub has done well! I'm glad you are having fun and success over at Bubblews!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Can you pin, google+, share, facebook and tumblr your own Bubblews or do you wait for someone to do it?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hi Paul! I've found that even posting less may bring in similar amounts of revenue as long as we do some connecting/reading, too. I'm just trying to do one post per day right now. I'll see you around! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

unknown spy I hope your payment comes through for you!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

moonlake You can share your own bubbles. I've shared sporadically--not much. I've heard that you can share each post once with each media site, but I don't know if that's true or not. ??


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

articlemachine I haven't checked out teckler. Bubblews isn't a scam either. I've been paid 7 times, and it has all been smooth. As long as someone follows the rules, I believe they will be paid. Thanks for you input on teckler. I may check it out one of these days.


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EatCookReview 3 years ago from Wales

Sounds V interesting, will be checking it out asap, will connect when I do! I've been here on another account - Daisydayz - for a while now so always looking for new online systems to earn with, this sounds like a really good one! Be interested in an update from users who have been there longer?


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

EatCookReview - I've been there about 2 1/2 months now. I've had 7 redemptions that went smoothly and am close to my 8th one. :-) Hope to see you over there!


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EatCookReview 3 years ago from Wales

@VictoriaLynn I blame you entirely for my new addiction! lol! 3 days in and its going really well!! Hopefully I can make my first redemption within my first week! You can find me as Daisydayz over there too!


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

Wow VickiLynn, you've been paid 7 times? That's great. How long have you been on at Bubblews? How often are you reaching payout? I am making it about every 2 weeks and hope to get that up to once a week. $100 a month at Bubblews would be great.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

&EatCookReview I'm glad it's going well for you! I'll look for you over there. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Karen--Yep, 7 times. I've been there since August 4th, so about 2 1/2 months. After the first time, I was doing every week, but I slowed down last time due to my schedule, so it's about two weeks now. Some days I don't have much time to spend on there. And hardly any on the weekends. Yeah, it's a little money coming in!


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Fiona Jean Mckay 2 years ago from South Africa

Hey there, I think you and I are going to fight - I went over to Bubblews and signed up and started surfing - I see what you mean about it being fun - even if I never make a cent, it looks like a lot of fun. More distractions from working on my hubs, damn.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Fiona--Yes it can be a distraction. I haven't been over there much lately due to my teaching schedule, but I hope to bubble some during the holiday break. :-)


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Hi Victoria I tried to find you on Bubblews but no luck so far. I do not spent half the time that others do, and most of that time is spent commenting, but yes its fun and the earnings are great.


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Nadine May - My name on Bubblews is VickiLynn. Victoria Lynn was already taken. :-( I can't spend too much time on there these days, so my earnings add up slowly. I only write when I have time to comment some. At least it's another income stream, so it's okay. I'll look for you over there, too!


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Kimberleyclarke 9 months ago from England

Well, Rest in Peace Bubblews. The place shut down as soon as I joined! Something I said?


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Rosie writes 9 months ago from Virginia

It was a good site while it lasted - great way to connect with people all around the world quickly.


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Victoria Lynn 8 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Kimberleyclarke--and I had $40 plus sitting there and many posts that I lost. Bummer!


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Victoria Lynn 8 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Rosie writes--yes, it was good for connecting with people. But it fell apart!


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Teresa Schultz 8 months ago from East London, in South Africa

I saved all my posts (to my pc) as I published each one. I also removed them all (from Bubblews) except for 5 or 6, when there were signs of the site coming to an end. It WAS good while it lasted, though, yeah :)


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viryabo 8 months ago

True. It was great while it lasted. I remember I joined after reading this hub and did make a few hundred dollars before the ship finally sank!


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Victoria Lynn 8 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Teresa, I wish I had done that. I'd like to have those posts to expand on. Oh well. Stuff happens. :-)


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Victoria Lynn 8 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

virabo--And sank it did!


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Lady Guinevere 8 months ago from West Virginia

I also removed all of my posts there and saved them to my pc when they were telling me not to be afraid, and then I had something that was to be afraid of...they didn't pay me the last check that was coming to me. Arvind was a very arrogant person.


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Randy Godwin 8 months ago from Southern Georgia

Hi Deb, my mom is coming home today and having a heart vale replaced at the end of May. She's doing well now and we're hopeful of a full recovery. Thanks for the well wishes, Debbie and good luck yourself. :)


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Lady Guinevere 8 months ago from West Virginia

I just saw your comment Randy. I am so glad things are going to be working out for you mom. Take care.


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Victoria Lynn 7 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I wish I had saved my posts. Oh, well. Live and learn. I had about $40 in my account when they closed.

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